Thursday, August 13, 2009

Berlin Bound

So, I haven't been as diligent with updates as I have been in the past, but I'm back on track(no pun intended)! Well, National Championships went awesome!! I placed 2nd and made my second World Championship team so I'm off to Berlin, Germany. This is the first time the USA has been back to that stadium for an international competition since Jesse Owens was there in the 1936 Olympics! I leave in a couple days and I'm soooooo excited! (can you tell?) LOL! Anyway, I'm looking forward to my best international competition ever! My training has been focused and I feel like I'm in great shape so there should be some exciting results. Not to mention, my roommate while in Germany is 2008 Discus Olympic Champion Stephanie Trafton. Talk about a good sign huh? :-) Preliminary competition will be on Thursday Aug. 20th with finals on the 22nd. For results you can log onto either or, and of course I'll be updating on here as soon as I can. Thank you all for all of your kind words and loving support!

Love and Blessings,

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Throwing formats
In Olympic throwing events -- men's and women's shot put, discus, hammer and javelin -- the competition begins with a qualifying round in which the entire field is divided into two or more groups. In this round, competitors take turns attempting to reach a pre-set distance that automatically advances them to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes meet the distance required from direct qualification, the 12 competitors with the best throws, plus any athletes tying for 12th, advance to the final. In the final round, competitors take turns until each has attempted three throws. At this point, the top eight-ranked competitors (plus ties) receive three more throws. The best throw of the six is counted and the athlete with the longest throw is declared the winner. In case of a tie, the second-best throw is consulted.

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor
Amber takes Gold at the Indoor Nationals

Olympic Trials 2008

Celebrating with the Campbell's

Indoor Championship 2009